2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule
0-0, 4th in NL East
Can Lester return to form with the Nationals? (0:43)
1d

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Left-handed starter Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals are in agreement on a one-year deal with a mutual option, pending physical, sources familiar with the contract told ESPN.

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5d

Nats agree on '21 deals with Soto, Turner, Bell

- NL batting champion Juan Soto, shortstop Trea Turner and first baseman Josh Bell agreed to 2021 contracts for substantial raises with the Washington Nationals on Friday, leaving the team with no players headed to arbitration.

6d

BBTN: Jesse Rogers on the Mets trading for Francisco Linder; Alex Avila on his godfather Tommy Lasorda; Hembo on position rankings

Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss Spring Training starting on schedule, Corey Kluber trying to prove that he’s healthy and the Mets trading for Francisco Lindor. Then, 12-year MLB veteran Alex Avila hops on to talk about his godfather Tommy Lasorda, staying patient in free agency, his outlook on another pandemic season and catching for Justin Verlander in Detroit. Later, Hembo quibbles with Buster’s top 10 position rankings.

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11d

Slugger Schwarber, Nationals reach 1-year deal

Kyle Schwarber, who hit just .188 with 11 home runs in 59 games for the Cubs during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Nationals. A source told ESPN that it is for $10 million.

Schwarber signs $10 million deal with Nationals (0:53)
10d
14d

BBTN: Boog Sciambi on his new gig as Cubs play-by-play man, Alden Gonzalez on the Padres-Dodgers arms race, Hembo on Trevor Story

Boog Sciambi joins Buster to discuss to being named the new play-by-play voice of the Chicago Cubs, his run-in with Harry Caray in a restroom, the Padres looking like a superhero team-up and the slow winter market. Then Alden Gonzalez stops by to talk about when Spring Training may start, the arms race between the Padres and Dodgers and if Los Angeles will re-sign Corey Seager or Cody Bellinger. Later, Hembo on no players being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals at an impasse and Trevor Story.

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
25d

Nats GM won't rule out reunion with Zimmerman

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the team isn't ruling out a reunion with Ryan Zimmerman after acquiring slugger Josh Bell this week to play first base.

Nationals add big bat by trading for Josh Bell (0:45)
27d

Jeff Passan ESPN 

First baseman Josh Bell has been traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Washington Nationals, a source tells ESPN. Two young pitchers headed back to Pittsburgh.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs29310th
Batting Average.2644th
On Base Percentage.3366th
Slugging Percentage.43311th
Earned Run Average5.0926th
Quality Starts16Tied-10th
WHIP1.5229th
BAA.27127th